Cochran holds slim lead with 2/3 of the vote counted - - The News for South Mississippi

HERE WE GO AGAIN: Cochran 51%, McDaniel 49%, still counting

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Six term incumbent senator Thad Cochran still holds a slight lead over Chris McDaniel in the GOP runoff with 92% of the vote in.

Cochran leads by about 4,500 votes, or 51% to 49%.

McDaniel led Cochran by about 1,400 votes in a June 3 primary but failed to win the majority required to avoid a runoff.

For the returns in tonight's race, click here.

Click here for an election night live blog and live webcast courtesy our Raycom network of stations.

Click here to view a timeline of the entire GOP Republican race from beginning to end.

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